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richyrich

Rain sensor not working and no intermittent wipe

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I know this has been raised before. I don't think mine has worked since I had the windscreen replaced.

Has anybody found success in fixing it?

When I fiddle about with the inside cover it seems to work now and again which suggests to me that maybe the sensor isn't plugged in correctly, but how do you get that cover off completely without breaking it?

It drives me mad when driving around in light drizzle

 

rich

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Posted in wrong section - sorry

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When was the windscreen replaced? My first call would've been to go back to the company that fitted it and ask them to sort it.

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Hi Ekona, it was replaced ages ago. I don't use the car very often (6 yrs old and only 21052 miles on the clock) so never bothered with it.

If I can just get the plastic cover off without damaging it I'm sure I can fix it, it works when I'm fiddling around trying to get the cover off.

 

rich

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Ah that's a shame then. I haven't seen the cover you mention, but can you not wedge it off with a plastic trim removal tool? Worse case you break it, I bet they're not that expensive to replace.

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Ok - I got the cover off, just pull the header trim out a bit, - got the sensor out - clips on the side.

opened it up to look at electronics (just unclips) , and found no solder around 2 of the pins from the socket (maybe soldered on the other side methinks but it don't work anyway) so I soldered 2 that looked as though they should be soldered and guess what ----- still don't work!!!

I need a working one to try - I'm betting it's an arm and a leg to buy one.

it may even be a broken/dodgy wire in the loom.

any ideas where to get one anyway apart from Nissan?

 

rich

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Put it back together, crack the windscreen, have it replaced for £75, then get them to repair the sensor as clearly they must've broken it that time ;)

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Got a new one on order for 20 pounds. Let you know how I get on.

I personally think that as my car sits in the sunshine all the while (I know I know) that the electronics get cooked and deteriate  after a while.

 

rich

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Do all '70's have rain sensors or was this part of one of the updates?

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Not sure - you can see it in the windscreen from outside though - just above the rear view mirror

rich

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Does anybody have any information about calibration of the rain sensor?

I've replaced the sensor but not sure if it works ok.

Came across something that said calibration needed after disconnection!!!

 

rich

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No replies from anyone - I give up on this now. 

Gonna sell the car - get one with working intermittent wipers!

 

rich

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